Magic and Illusion by Michael Symes
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Magic and Illusion
By Michael Symes

Magic and Illusion

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Magic and Illusion by Michael Symes

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How has magic as a present-day entertainment come about? This book surveys the history of magic from about 1800 and looks at some of the lively characters who have contributed to its development performers who would often demonstrate not only miraculous feats of conjuring but also considerable powers of showmanship. The book also considers magical artefacts, in particular some antique pieces. Magical posters, delightful and evocative, suggest mystery and something special to behold in a show. There is also a look at the craftsmen who created the apparatus and the dealers who sold it. Finally there is a brief survey of magicians clubs and societies. No secrets are revealed, but plenty of intriguing material is included. ABOUT THE AUTHORMichael Symes has been interested in magic since childhood and has performed extensively since then. He also lectures and has created and written up many magical effects. He belongs to a number of germane organisations including The Magic Circle; he is a curator of their museum and an Associate of the Inner Magic Circle. OTHER TITLES for Shire BY THIS AUTHORGarden SculptureThe English Rococo Garden"

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780747806042
ISBN-10: 0747806047
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 1448mm x 25mm)
Pages: 40
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Edition, with commentary, of the first comprehensive attempt to describe the landscape garden.

Mr Hamilton's Elysium by Michael Symes Mr Hamilton's Elysium, Hardback (September 2010)

This book is the first to give the story of Charles Hamilton and his creation. It is fully illustrated with archive images and wonderful photographs of the park and its amazing buildings.

Glossary of Garden History by Michael Symes Glossary of Garden History, Paperback (August 2006)

Presents an alphabetical glossary of over five hundred entries that explains and illustrates such terms, aimed at readers of garden literature and visitors to gardens. A final chapter in this book outlines the work of British garden designers from John Evelyn to Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe.

English Rococo Garden by Michael Symes English Rococo Garden, Paperback (June 2005)

Delightful, eccentric, capricious, bizarre - the English Rococo garden, an intriguing branch of eighteenth-century horticulture, was all these and more. This book relates the components of the Rococo garden to movements in art and architecture that had developed in Britain and in Europe, and shows its appeal to amateur designers and owners.

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